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Vladislav Tkachiev vs Magnus Carlsen
World Blitz Championship (2009), Moscow RUS, rd 11, Nov-16
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20)  ·  0-1


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  notyetagm: 17 ... ?

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What does Carlsen do about the threat of 18 a3x♗b4 ?

17 ... ♕d8xd4!

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Ignore it, of course!

18 ♕d1x♕d4 ♘f4-e2+ <knight forks: d4,g1>

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19 ♔g1-h1 ♘e2x♕d4

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And now we see the tactical point that let Carlsen ignore the threatened a3x♗b4: the <UNDEFENDED> White b3-bishop hangs at the end of this excellent <KNIGHT FORK> combination.


1) 20 a3x♗b4 ♗e6x♗b3

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2) 20 ♗b3x♗e6 ♖e8x♗e6 attacking the <UNDEFENDED> White e5-knight

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Outstanding <TACTICAL PLAY> by Carlsen.

Nov-17-09  zatara: yes very nice tactical play but still..i can't see how the game ends
Jul-07-14  Wyatt Gwyon: Loss on time?
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  gr8song: Probably, since it is equal material
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17 ... Qd8xd4! White d1-queen overloaded protecting d4-,e2-sq
from KNIGHT FORKS: overloaded trio (RQK) by notyetagm
17 .. Qd8xd4! Black f4-knight checks White g1-king on e2-square
C4 line, QGA transposed, IQP taken, tactics, better pieces end
from French Exchange 2 by prime rib
17 .. Qd8xd4! Black f4-knight checks White g1-king on e2-square

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